Skill Development

Wipro joins hands with NASSCOM to train students across emerging technologies

A platform for training students around emerging technologies is to be set up by Indian multinational corporation Wipro in association with the National Association of Software and Services Companies (NASSCOM). This platform will make the students learn about Artificial Intelligence (AI), Internet of Things (IoT), Data Science and Cyber Securities.

The initiative will be a part of Wipro’s TalentNext- a CSR programme which aims to improve the quality of engineering education in the country by providing apt training college faculties and academic leaders who will become the guide for students later.

This platform rolled out by Wipro and Nasscom aspires to train 10 k students from more than 20 engineering colleges in India. The first phase of this programme was reportedly introduced by Debjani Ghosh, President at Nasscom and Rishad Premji, Chairman at Wipro.

The duo’s vision through this platform is to develop a talent pool of students certified by Nasscom and Wipro and to make multiple job opportunities available for them. In a Press Release, Premji stated that the platform will be able to bring together both people and content along with the focus on curation and learning at one’s own speed.

IIT Kharagpur partnered with Amazon Web Services (AWS) just about three months ago to build an AI-related resource platform named National Artificial Intelligence Resource Portal (NAIRP). With this platform, The Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur and Amazon wish to provide a reliable and accessible resource for AI research and learning.

The Andhra Pradesh Government then decided in October to establish its first skill development university with more than 25 colleges in the state. In order to make it accessible by the students the government will be building one college in each election constituency. This initiative is taken by the Government for improving learning process among students pursuing polytechnic, industrial training, engineering and other technical courses.

In fact, the think tank NITI Aayog by the government has earlier proposed to set up a cloud computing platform, Artificial Intelligence Research, Analytics and Knowledge Assimilation platform (AIRAWAT) to support the advancement of AI-based developments. In addition to this it also proposed to invest in about 20 international centres to deploy and develop application-based research.

Notably, even the National skills Development Corporation (NSDC) has joined hands with the World Bank for the launch of a data platform which would aggregate skilling data from all states, corporations and central ministries. The government also wishes to assure the fact that it has a record of skill development in India across sectors, social, gender and geographic landscape.

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